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For the Next 7 Generations (2009)

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In 2004, 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The ... See full summary »


Bruce Hart, Carole Hart


Carole Hart



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Cast overview:
Ashley Judd ... Narrator
Aama Bombo Aama Bombo ... Herself
Agnes Baker Pilgrim Agnes Baker Pilgrim ... Herself
Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance ... Herself
Bernadette Rebienot Bernadette Rebienot ... Herself
Clara Shinobu Iura Clara Shinobu Iura ... Herself
Grandmother Flordemayo Grandmother Flordemayo ... Herself
Julieta Casimiro Julieta Casimiro ... Herself
Margaret Behan Margaret Behan ... Herself
Maria Alice Campos Freire Maria Alice Campos Freire ... Herself
Mona Polacca Mona Polacca ... Herself
Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance ... Herself
Rita Pitka Blumenstein Rita Pitka Blumenstein ... Herself
Tsering Dolma Gyaltong Tsering Dolma Gyaltong ... Herself
Jyoti Jyoti ... Herself


In 2004, 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom. Written by The Laughing Willow Company, Inc

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July 2009 (USA) See more »


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$421,344 (estimated)
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Amazing and uplifting documentary!
26 June 2010 | by cindyrogersSee all my reviews

Saw this at a festival in LA this year and really enjoyed it.

It follows a group of grandmothers as they travel the world and seek spiritual wisdom and preservation of traditions, nature, etc.

There is a really powerful scene in the film where the Grandmothers meet the Dali Llama. As they talk, he radiates life and not only brings wisdom to the conversation, but laughter as well!

Also, there is a scene where an indigenous tribe prepares a medicine made of special leaves that is transformative in healing and in spiritual enlightenment (through some kind of hallucination). Brought up good questions as to cultural relativity and whether we as westerners can judge the practices of other low-tech cultures when they do get results.

Visuals are beautiful, and the story is rich. I was left wanting more. Maybe there will be a sequel. Definitely need more movies like this in the world that don't rely on guns, sex, and car crashes to make an impact.

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